Outcomes & Assessment

Naval Science Learning Outcomes

  • Develop midshipmen morally, mentally and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty.
  • Commission college graduates who possess a basic professional background, are motivated toward careers in the naval service, and have potential for future development in mind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.
  • Imbue the Navy and Marine Corps Core Values of honor, courage and commitment.
  • Understand organization, regulations and capabilities of the US Navy and Marine Corps, with emphasis on mission and principal warfare components.
  • Develop an understanding of the role the US Navy and Marine Corps has played in the nation’s history, both in peace and war.
  • Perform the basic concepts of management and organization and understand principles of leadership through areas of communication, counseling, control and direction.
  • Understand fundamentals of marine navigation used by ships at sea.
  • Comprehend conversion of energy for propulsion and other purposes aboard major ship types of the US fleet. Grasp basic concepts of the theory and design of steam, gas turbine, diesel and nuclear propulsion.
  • Analyze warfare from 3500 B.C. to contemporary times through emphasis on historical development of military tactics, strategy and technology.
  • Conceptualize amphibious operations, origins and development from 600 B.C. with emphasis on the history and development of amphibious warfare’s principles and techniques.
  • Understand theory and principles of operation of naval weapon systems, fire control systems, capabilities and limitations, theory of target acquisition, identification and tracking and basics of naval ordnance.
  • Grasp responsibilities of junior naval officer encountered immediately upon commissioning: integrity and ethics, human resources management, personnel management, material management and the administration of discipline.
  • Analyze, provide solutions and discuss actions needed to be an effective leader.

Naval Science Assessment Measures

Academic Performance Evaluations

  • Overall ISU Course Grades (Term and Cumulative)
  • Naval Science Grades
  • Graduation from ISU with a bachelor’s degree

Navy Physical Fitness/Health

  • Navy Physical Fitness Assessment (Pushups, Sit ups, 1.5 mile run)
  • Marine Physical Fitness Test (Pull ups, Sit ups, 3 mile run)
  • Navy and Marine Corps Body Composition Assessment

Student Performance Evaluation

  • Twice a semester counseling is conducted for each Midshipmen by Class Advisor
  • Performance Report conducted after each semester evaluating the individual Midshipman against peers.
  • Inspections of uniforms to ensure proper fit and wear
  • Military drill to assess attention to detail and military bearing

Naval Science Department Evaluation

  • Command Climate survey to assess the effectiveness of the command

U.S. Navy or Marine Corps Evaluation

  • Department of Defense Medical Evaluation Review Board(DoDMERB) for service
  • Commissioning as an Ensign or Second Lieutenant